A facelift is a common surgical procedure that addresses numerous aspects of facial aging, such as deep creases, wrinkles, hollows, gaunt appearance, and more. Dr. Chaowen Wu, the fellowship-trained facial aesthetic plastic surgeon at Revel You, specializing in the most advanced facelift techniques to ensure natural-looking results inspired by your own body. Please schedule an appointment to discuss surgery options for your facelift in The Woodlands, TX today.
Why is fat grafting an important part of a facelift?
In recent years, fat grafting has increasingly become an essential component of a successful facelift. Traditional facelifts tighten your skin tissues and remove unwanted pockets of fat from under your chin and other regions. However, traditional facelift techniques don’t address one of the other signs of aging — the loss of facial volume from the cheeks, temples, and under-eye regions. And that’s where fat grafting becomes important.
Fat grafting is a surgical technique wherein fat tissues are harvested from one part of your body and grafted into another. Excess fat tissues might be drawn from your abdomen and placed into targeted areas of your face. This gives you an instant lift, making your cheeks look fuller and more youthful, thereby reversing the effects of age. In Dr. Wu’s experienced hands, a facelift with fat grafting looks completely natural.
Dr. Wu will discuss your fat grafting options and explore the potential sites of grafting during your consultation.
What’s the post-facelift healing process like?
Most patients have to wear dressings around the head, not the neck, for the first 24 hours after the surgery. Drainage tubes might be necessary in some cases to prevent fluid accumulation under the skin. You can minimize discomfort and pain using oral medications. The surgical sutures will be removed after 1 week, and the subsequent bruising and swelling will gradually dissipate within 2 to 4 weeks.
Dr. Wu will provide a comprehensive list of post-surgery recovery guidelines to ensure a smooth and safe recovery process.
Why choose Dr. Wu?
Dr. Chaowen Wu is one of the leading facial aesthetic plastic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX. She completed a competitive dual degree MD-PhD program from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, a rigorous 6-year integrated plastic surgery residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and additional fellowship training in aesthetic plastic surgery. She promotes natural procedures according to your specific goals and features, thus ensuring natural-looking results inspired by your own body. If you are looking for a facelift in The Woodlands, TX contact us at Revel You today.